Saturday, January 05, 2008

"There must be violence against women" says Yemeni columnist

This title may sound strange, but it’s actually not just a way to attract readers to the topic because I really do mean what it indicates. Violence is a broad term, especially when used regarding women. In this piece, I want to shed light on those instances where violence against women is a must.First, we should know the meaning of the word violence. Longman’s Dictionary of Contemporary English defines violence as “behavior that is intended to hurt other people physically.” However, the term violence mustn’t be confused with other concepts and terms such as gender inequality or absence of women rights.Occasionally – if not daily – we hear about events occurring in Islamic and Arab societies. Some human rights organizations recently have attacked violent acts against women, standing against any type of violence – even that between a father and daughter – and citing the cases of some women as examples.
Fathers are responsible for their daughters’ behavior, but human rights organizations deny this too. Brothers also should take action regarding their sisters’ behavior, especially if their parents are too old or dead. If a daughter or sister makes a mistake – especially a moral one – that negatively affects the entire family and its reputation, what’s the solution by such organizations?According to them, women should complain to the courts about any type of violence against them. Likewise, should fathers and brothers complain to police if their daughters or sisters violate moral, Islamic or social norms?Fathers should handle their daughters via any means that suits their mistake; thus, is it better to use violence to a certain limit or complain to the police? Shall such women then complain to the police against their fathers or brothers? It’s really amazing to hear this.

To read the complete article visit Yemen Times


  1. Anonymous4:01 AM

    are these people nuts?

  2. Dhivehi Christian8:54 AM

    No No No. This is the religion of peace you are attacking, Ismail Rasheed. Yemen is not an Islamic country. It is the world's only Jain country. Jains are well known for violence against all living creatures. So go suck an orange, if you want to attack Islam. Insha Allah wa Launahunna.

  3. Dhivehi Christian1:20 PM

    It is interesting how this Jain, Maged Thabet Al-Kholidy first redefined the word "beat" in the Jain holy book as meaning "to set forth" and then went on to defend violence against women. Effectively he says beating women is against Jainism but that it is essential to beat women in order to uphold Jainism. This is why I am against Jainism and in favour of the religion of peace.

    I call on Maged Thabet Al-Kholidy to renounce his Jain faith, denounce Jainism, give up his Jain name, adopt a religion of peace name and become a follower of the religion of peace. Where did this Jain religion originate? India?

    It is all Krishna's fault!

  4. Anonymous7:00 PM

    I think foolish Dhivehi Christian is thinking that Jains do live in Maldives! Lolz...

    I call him a fool because he believes in a book which have more than 100 contradictions, unscientific verses, absurdities, incest, pornography, rape, violence against children, adultery, violence against women, concept of fingering daughters vaginas by their fathers and all kinds of evil!!

  5. Anonymous11:32 PM

    maybe he is being sarcastic..?
    its Yemen. Not Maldives.

  6. Anonymous1:01 AM

    maybe he's just being horny? Look at all those pictures of girls he has put up in the sidebar.

  7. Anonymous5:40 AM

    I know it's Yemen, but it is ridiculour to talk about Jainism in a Maldiviain blog, does any Jain live in Maldives?

  8. Anonymous9:24 AM

    if a Jain lived in Maldives he would be in hiding...muslims are very intolerant

  9. Anonymous1:26 PM

    If any Jain live in Maldives, it is you fool!!!!